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To Become a Boring Writer, Attend College

Written by Gary North on April 30, 2016

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I have written about 15,000 articles and over 50 books. I have written hundreds of advertisements. I have earned my living as a writer ever since 1967 — a very good living. I even wrote a Ph.D. dissertation. I know how to write. They say that old dogs don’t learn new tricks. Well, I am […]

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Triage in Public Education

Written by Gary North on March 19, 2016

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Triage is a battlefield concept out of World War I. A medic brings a severely wounded man on a stretcher into the medical tent. A uniformed physician makes an initial prognosis. The man on the stretcher will probably: 1. Live, no matter what 2. Die, no matter what 3. Survive, but only if he gets […]

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On Editing Wikipedia

Written by Gary North on March 5, 2016

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As I approach retirement I am trying to explore new activities, and recently have registered as a Wikipedia editor. My idea is to start small and revise a few articles about things and people I know. I get the impression that the median type for an editor is “millenial techno-wonk”, conversely I am your classical […]

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Goodbye, Copyright. Farewell, Tenured Guilds.

Written by Gary North on February 20, 2016

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Copyright law is in its terminal phase. I have known this for over 20 years. The Internet is killing it. I am going to discuss a remarkable example of a website that today has 48 million stolen scientific articles online. It is beyond the ability of anybody to control. It is outside of copyright protection, […]

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Library Tips

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

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This was posted on one of the GaryNorth.com forums this week: “Libraries are desperately trying to stay relevant in the digital world. A way for them to stay relevant is to purchase subscription services to online resources and make them available to card holders. Google your library web site and go there. Look thru business […]

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Why Christian Colleges Sell Out

Written by Gary North on January 23, 2016

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And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying . . . Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shall appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among […]

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Who Should Certify Competence?

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2015

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Back in 1971, I was interviewed for a teaching position at an obscure Michigan college, one which was officially Christian but which survived only because of the state scholarship program that funneled several hundred nonsectarian, often secular students onto the campus. I had sent the dean my vita, and he hastened to tell me that […]

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Massacres by Trousered Apes

Posted on December 5, 2015

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Joe Sobran was my favorite columnist before he died in 2010. He offered more good sense per paragraph than anyone else. In 1993, William F. Buckley publicly fired Sobran from National Review. I had known for three decades that Buckley was the liberal establishment’s token conservative intellectual. That act confirmed it. He had also become […]

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